Diamond Valley Baptist ChurchOnline Images - 1985
Situated ner the Yan Yean/Diamond Creek Roads intersection, at 309 Diamond Creek oad, Plenty and snuggled into a hollow, passers by may not realise that this Baptist Church, when built in 1985 was the largest mud brick structure in Australia. The large vertical timbers are reclaimed piles from the old Nelson Pier at Williamstown. The oregon rafters are from the Dandy Starch Factory and redressed floor joists from the Kensington Wool Store have been used for internal joinery. The building is not just a Church but a complex which includes a vestry, kindergarten, nursery, office block, large foyers, library, three general purpose lounges, kitchen, large multi-purpose areas and several store rooms. The baptism service requires full immersion so a small pool has been contructed inside the Church made with bricks from a 110 years old Glen Iris house. By the official opening in November 1984, $400,000 was spent on the structure and it was debt free.
Characteristics: 1 photograph : col. ; 19 x 12.5cm.